Reed, Amy, ed. Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America. 2018. 320p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $18.99 (9781534408999). Gr. 9-up.
YA authors recount their experiences of growing up in America and having to confront issues of sexism, racism, rape culture and more.
Bardoe, Cheryl. Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain. Illus. by Barbara McClintock. 2018. 40p. Hachette/Little,Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316278201). Gr. 1-3.
Sophie Germain grew up in a time when it wasn’t acceptable for women to study math, but nothing stopped her from pursuing her studies.
Klages, Ellen. Out of Left Field. 2018. 320p. Penguin/Viking, $16.99 (9780425288597). Gr. 3-7.
After being told she can’t play in Little League because she is a girl, Katy Gordon uncovers the hidden history of women in baseball.
Browne, Mahogany L.. Black Girl Magic: A Poem by Mahogany L. Browne. Illus. by Jess X. Snow. 2018. 40p. Roaring Brook Press, $16.99 (9781250173720). Gr. 6-up
An ode for black girls and women to accept and love themselves.
Maclear, Kyo. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Illus. by Julie Morstad. 2018. 40p. HarperCollins/Harper, $17.99 (9780062447616). Gr. 1-3.
Elsa Schiaparelli never gave up on her dreams of becoming an artist and redefined fashion, inspiring women and future artists.
Fitzgerald, Juniper. How Mamas Love Their Babies. Illus. by Elise Peterson. 2018. 36p. Feminist Press, $16.95 (9781936932009). Gr. K-4.
Mothers work hard and care for their babies in many different ways.
Maslo, Lina. Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala. Illus. 2018. 40p. HaperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780062560773). PreS-Gr.3.
Defying society and the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai has dedicated her life to fighting for equal education for all.